The hurricane catastrophe apocalypse that did not happen is ranked as 7th since the 1935 hurricane that devastated Florida upon landfall.
According to hurricane maestro and genius Dr. Philip Klotzbach, Irma is tied with the 1928 Lake Okeechobee storm.
Despite days and days of dire warnings from officials and newscasters that much of Florida would likely be washed away in a catastrophe matching no other by Hurricane Irma, flooding, wind damage and electricity outages dominated the catastrophe.
Quite frankly and simply, the storm didn’t match in any meaningful way the forecasters’ dire predictions – and this includes the United States Weather Bureau, CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS and just about every major and minor Internet news outlet.
By comparison to Irma, the flooding of Houston was a catastrophe.
Americans from coast to coast watching their most trusted news outlets were treated to a plethora of fantastic, deluded, hurried, and unstudied comments all pointing to the coming storm as the near end of the world in Southern Florida.
The general impression was given that humanity would be swept clean by the wind and then the earth washed away by the coming flood as a result of Irma.
Irma was mighty looking for a while but in the end she was a 14-carat fraud.
No one was likely to be left alive or any buildings standing following Irma.
Irma goes down in media history as a dud.
For some of us watching the storm coming and listening to the hype was a bit like viewing The Walking Dead and worrying that all the survivors would be eaten alive by the zombies populating the dystopian, apocalyptic America.
The zombies were the newscasters, some of whom we would have been delighted to watch being swept away with their cameramen by the powerful gusts of winds they were so gleefully reporting.
Now that would have been a catastrophe!
With Irma ranked 7th, and Harvey ranked 18th, it’s going to be tough for climate alarmists to try connecting these two storms to being driven by CO2/global warming. But they’ll do it anyway.